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Chapter 1 Lesson 1&2

Terms from the Interactive Science Textbook.

QuestionAnswer
Organism A living thing.
Habitat An environment that provides the things a specific organism needs to live, grow, and reproduce.
Biotic factor The parts of a habitat that are living, or once living, and interact with an organism.
Abiotic factor The nonliving parts of an organism's habitat.
Species A group of organisms that can mate with each other and produce offspring that can also mate and reproduce.
Population All the members of one species living in a particular area.
Community All the different populations that live together in an area.
Ecosystem The community of organisms that live in a particular area, along with their nonliving environment.
Ecology The study of how organisms interact with each other and with their environment.
Birth rate The number of births per 1,000 individuals for a given time period.
Death rate The number of deaths per 1,000 individuals for a given time period.
Immigration Moving into a population.
Emigration Leaving a population.
Population density The number of individuals in an area of a specific size.
Limiting factor An environmental factor that cause a population to stop growing or decrease in size.
Carrying capacity The largest population an area can support.
Created by: tschulz